Rearing Calves to £390 x5 (52) B&W av £72 Cont av £335 Native av £305 Another handy turnout of calves considering show week last week. Calves saw a healthy ringside of buyers with some good prices throughout the sale. Despite not breaking £400 this morning there was a rake of 12 calves £370 to £390 from the likes of Joss Lancaster, Mike Longster, John Marshall and Hartley’s of Bolton Abbey. Blue heifers were in a higher gear too this morning with an improved average of £313 and topping at £360 again from Joss Lancaster.


A decent run of black and white calves would meet a similar trade to last fortnight with Alf Townsend rising above the rest with a strong Friesian bull at £220, more regular calves were in the £65- £85. Where were the natives today? The single Angus bull from Wellock’s of Eshton met a fierce trade selling for £305.    


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £235) to £360 Hayton & Stocks                           

Brit Blue x (Av £354.44) to £390x3 J&SA Lancaster; £390 JF Longster & Son                                                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £305) to £305 J Wellock

Dairy Shorthorn (Av £80) to £90 IRG Collins                

Black & White (Av £72) to £220 AP Townsend                            


Heifer Calves       

British Blue (Av £313) to £360 x2 J&SA Lancaster

Lim (Av £257) to £330 Hayton & Stocks




Craven Dairy Auction (4 head) Sponsored by NMR

 A small show for the fortnightly dairy sale which saw the champion presented by regular vendor Sally Wellock of Oakworth. A 26kg heifer calved 3 weeks found a ready audience ringside selling for £1600 to John Howard, Heslaker. A couple of third calvers presented by A&G Midgeley, Luddendenfoot found many supporters, selling at £1500 and £1450 respectively.


Next sale is in two week’s time on the 8th April.   


Judge – Brian Moorhouse

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers: 1st & 2nd J Wellock      

                                Newly Calven Cows: 1st & 2nd J Midgeley         


                                Champion – J Wellock                        Reserve – J Wellock


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1550): to £1600 J Wellock


Newly Calven Cows (av £1475): to £1500 A&G Midgeley